missing feathers on my hens back

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by saboyd, May 8, 2009.

  1. saboyd

    saboyd Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a couple of hens that are missing feathers on their backs. Possibly this is from a very "friendly" roo. However, I separated them for 2-3 months and their feathers aren't growing back at all...maybe a small feather here and there, but certainly not like normal.

    I really don't know what to do since they have been away from the roo's long enough...in my opinion....what do you guys think?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Once they are gone, it's hard to get them back.
     
  3. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed.
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Check for mites, too. Once what I thought was an overzealous roo turned out to be mites - ick!
     
  5. saboyd

    saboyd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the insight. I will look into that. It's not all my hens, just two or three
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
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    Increase the protein in their feed and they will grow back. Odd that it's taking that long - definitely check for mites.
     

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